Alpha Omega Council is a Greek-American philanthropic organization with a membership of 90 professional and business people. We exist for philanthropy, fellowship, and to promote Hellenism. A major activity of ours is to sponsor the Boston Marathon Wreath Ceremony in concert with the Consulate General of Greece in Boston. At this event, gold plated olive wreaths from Marathon Greece are presented to the Boston Athletic Association to crown the Boston Marathon winners. In addition, an Educational Effort for students along the Marathon route educates them about the Battle of Marthon in ancient Greece and sponsor an essay contest about how the Battle of Marathon relates them as citizens of the United States. Funds raised by our runners are used to support this activity.